Who loves to travel and see new places? Even though I am a home body—I love nothing more than curling up on a cold afternoon in winter with a mug of coffee, and a book or my kindle in hand—losing myself in new worlds, we also do a lot of travelling around researching settings for my books. Even in summertime down under, you will often find me (when I am not writing or researching) swinging in my hammock with an icy glass of something beside me. But always, always with a story in front of me. I love reading, and wish I had more time to indulge, but new stories and new places beckon. But even though I love being home—being a Cancerian, home and hearth is very important to me—we hit the road each winter, and head off exploring settings and doing research for my stories. I’ve written contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and I’ve dipped my toe into historical and paranormal stories as well over the past six years since I began writing.
My writing world is a place I love to be and I hope you enjoy visiting and seeing what I’m currently researching and writing, as well as exploring my past stories. I love visiting different places in Australia, and around the world, and taking my readers to out of the way locations. HER OUTBACK COWBOY is set in the Outback in the far west of New South Wales, and I was able to write about the red dust and the prickles and the flies, because I experienced them firsthand camping in a paddock! The love story is based on a real romance of an older couple I met many years ago in the Outback. I put their story, and the Outback setting, into my book, and wrote my sweet romance. I hope you enjoy reading about the Australian outback.
I’ve been truly blessed since I began my writing career after being a teacher for many years. We travel around in a caravan (in the US you call them trailers) and we camp in many different locations. There is an old Aussie song called ‘I’ve been everywhere, man,’ and I think I am trying to beat the list of place names in the song. We’ve been to all of the Aussie states except for South Australia, and Tasmania, and have visited deserts, camped under the stars, camped on the sand next to beaches where there are crocodiles, and seen some fabulous sites like diamond mines, waterfalls and sandy beaches in the middle of the outback. My books KAKADU SUNSET, DAINTREE and DIAMOND SKY are a series set in exotic Australian locations.
I would love to set a book in each of the locations we have visited, and I’m working on doing just that! I love writing about ordinary, everyday issues in different settings, and exploring the day to day drama of relationships in the context of larger social issues. The Australian Woman’s Weekly described my stories writing as ‘crisp, tense and fast-moving storytelling’, saying ‘Seaton absolutely raises the bar in rural fiction.’ Seeing my name in our big glossy, national woman’s magazine was a high point for me. The Prickle Creek series has four books, and they follow the story of each of four cousins and how they find their happy ever afters in a place they thought they would never come back to.
One of the best things about being an author is being able to take my readers to places they have never been and may not get to, all from the comfort of their armchair or their hammock. So go and make a coffee, or pour yourself a cold drink, and enjoy visiting Prickle Creek Farm and the Aussie Outback. I love hearing from readers, and I’d love to hear what you think of my stories. You can find out all about me, and my books, and find a contact form at http://www.annieseaton.net/
Email me and tell me your favourite Annie Seaton book, or where you would like to see a future story set Down under.
The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.
After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.
Romance Contemporary [Entangled Bliss, On Sale: June 19, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 9781640631335 / eISBN: 9781640631335]
About Annie Seaton
Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats. When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach… or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, camera in hand as the sun sets. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. In 2014 Annie was voted Author of the Year and in 2015 was voted Best Established Author in the AusRomToday.com Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers can contact Annie through her website annieseaton.net or find her on Face Book, Twitter and Instagram.